The new service is notable for at least two reasons: 1. As recently as two years ago, Japanese businesses were not enamored by the cloud. 2. The technology to run the service is provided by cloud computing company 3Tera and was not developed in house.
In conjunction with the well attended Interop and Enterprise Cloud Summit conferences in Las Vegas this week, cloud infrastructure and service vendor 3TERA announced the 3TERA AppStore, an online portal containing a variety of "cloud ready" components for use on their AppLogic platform. This is the latest commercialization of cloud image stores, and another example of how cloud computing enables marketplaces that were difficult or impossible to do before.
Last week's announcement of enhancements to Citrix Cloud Center (C3) at Citrix Synergy 2009 was one that made me sit up and take notice. Awhile ago, I proclaimed that the era of the "cloud OS" had begun, and I called out VMware vCloud, Citrix, C3 and 3TERA AppLogic as examples of what would eventually become cloud operating systems.
Strangely, however, Citrix (and the former XenSource team) has been strangely silent since that post. Yeah, there have been one or two "announcements" that basically positioned existing Citrix technologies as being cloud infrastructure, but all in all … Read more
Once upon a time a cottage industry of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) vendors emerged to proclaim the next generation of application development. Bungee Labs (which I advise), Coghead, 3tera, and a range of others each stepped up to provide cloud-based platforms for developing cloud-based applications.
This week, however, each of these independent efforts was put on notice by industry heavyweights VMware, Citrix, and Virtual Iron: We're joining the fray.
James Urquhart calls out the significance of of their entries into the cloud platform market:
The long and the short of it is that we have entered into a new era, in … Read more
The growing buzz around cloud computing sounds eerily familiar to the utility computing noise of a few years ago.
But there is a difference--or at least people in the business swear there is.
In reading blogs and speaking to a few people, I've found that cloud computing does indeed rehash some of the ideas of the past, but there are significant technology advances, notably virtualization, that set it apart.
One such cloud company, Elastra, launched on Tuesday its server for public and private clouds. Executives at another start-up, 3Tera, told me on Monday that later this year their AppLogic &… Read more